The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Todays’ Scripture & Insight: Luke 2:8-11

If you are like me, you love to hear good news. Good news brightens our day, puts a smile on our faces and makes us feel better about ourselves. There is no better news than the fact that God broke into time. He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world as a baby. This news was so important an angel announced it. Think of the honor it was for that angel to announce such wonderful news. 

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David![1] Luke 2:8-11.

Take time to contemplate the magnitude of this good news. A Savior, yes, the Messiah had been born. Jesus would grow up, die on the cross for our sins, be resurrected from the dead and 40 days later ascend into heaven. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus was the crossroads of man’s existence on earth. 

Without the coming of Jesus, we would not have salvation. Without salvation, we would be separated forever from God when we die. God stepped into time because He is a God of rescue. He sent His Son to rescue us! He rescued us because we are important to Him. Psalm 139:13-16 tells us how important you are to God and how He knows all about your life. 13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. [2] Psalm 139:13-16.

Is the Holy Spirit prompting you to share the good news of Jesus with someone? What a wonderful gift we can tell others about. Merry Christmas!

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[1, 2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Lk 2:8–11, Psalm 139:13-16). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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